Many cancer patients can rattle off the names of their treatment and maintenance medications without a second thought. But the road from drug development to patient use is long – and many of us never give a second thought to how these treatments are invented, tested, and implemented.Continue reading
YA Cancer Gabfest 2022: Registration Is Open!
Registration for YA Cancer Gabfest 2022 is now open! Throughout the week of December 5th, we invite you to share, explore, and learn as we socialize and engage with each other.Continue reading
Christina’s Corner: September 2, 2022
I had a pretty rough go of it this week. I’m willing to bet you know the type. Here are three ways I took care of myself this week.Continue reading
Here at Cactus Cancer Society, we’re always interested in amplifying the voices and experiences of young adults facing cancer, and making sure this population is represented in research. Check out these research opportunities focused on YAs with cancer!Continue reading
Looking for Help With Clinical Trials?
Finding a clinical trial can be overwhelming. Patients are often left to search for trials on their own, leaving them with more questions than answers. Fortunately, our friends at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society provide a free service to take this burden off patients and their families!Continue reading
Dating and Cancer History: To Disclose or Not to Disclose?
Cancer is my heaviest baggage. It’s my crazy ex-girlfriend that tried to kill me, and I would hate it if she ever came back, but she’s crazy, so she might. And I feel that I have to tell you at some point, so when’s the right time?Continue reading
Progress with Prozac
After Facing Testicular Cancer, I Realized I Was Feeling Depressed – So I Asked For AntidepressantsContinue reading
You Are Not Alone. I Repeat: You Are Not Alone.
I wish that I had the awareness that this was a common feeling for AYAs when I was first diagnosed and undergoing treatment, because, although I had so much support from my family and friends, I still felt isolated and misunderstood.Continue reading
Join A Patient Education & Communication Focus Group
We’re running a focus group around the topic of age-appropriate patient education and communication with support from Daiichi Sankyo. Overall, conversation will center on how to provide information and education to young adults facing cancer in a way that is easily understandable, engaging, and suitable.Continue reading
Join Get Your Groove Back – Cancer Can’t Steal My Mojo!
A new program developed and led by Tara O’Donoghue of LOV Yoga that will ignite your imagination, motivation, and self actualization – revealing the magic within.Continue reading